Fees

Unlike many firms of solicitors and lawyers, we quote fixed fees for all of our services.

FEES LIST

All fees are fixed, include taxes & costs - no hidden extras!!
Payment (by cheque, cash or bank transfer) required on completion of all work to your satisfaction. Fees for estate administration deducted from estate on approval of estate accounts.
 
Valid until 31st December 2017
 

New Documents

English Jurisidction Single Will
(a single document for a single person covering the distribution of assets located in England & Wales) 
£120  
 
English Jurisdiction Mirror Wills 
(two documents drafted as a 'matched pair' for a married or unmarried couple covering the distribution of assets located in England & Wales) 
£180
 
Foreign Jurisdiction Single Will
(a single document for a single person covering the distribution of assets located outside of England and Wales) 
£160 
 
Foreign Jurisdiction Mirror Wills 
(two documents drafted as a 'matched pair' for a married or unmarried couple covering the distribution of assets located outside of England and Wales) 
£230
 
Single Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
(a single document for a single person) 
£150
 
Mirror Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
(two documents for a married or unmarried couple) 
£225
 
LPA Certificate Provision
(to confirm understanding of LPA and therefore validate the document)
LPA drafted by Willpower: £0
LPA not drafted by Willpower: £75
 
Power of Attorney Registration (to register an Enduring Power of Attorney or a Lasting Power of Attorney with Office of Public Guardian (OPG) so that it can be used by the attorneys)
LPA drafted by Willpower before 1st July 2015: £95
LPA drafted by Willpower after 1st July 2015: £0
LPA not drafted by Willpower: £150
(fees exclude OPG registration fee (if applicatable) of £110)
 
Single Advance Decision
(a single document for a single person stating the level of medical care and intervention that they wish for in the event of them being unable to communicate their wishes) 
£100  
 
Mirror Advance Decision
(two documents drafted as a 'matched pair' for a married or unmarried couple stating the level of medical care and intervention that they wish for in the event of them being unable to communicate their wishes) 
£150

Document Updates

(Only applies to updates of documents originally drafted by Willpower)
When original document(s) have been stored by Willpower:
90% of the fee for a new document
When original document(s) have not been stored by Willpower:
100% of the fee for a new document

Will Trusts

Fees in addition to fees for Will(s)
Children's Will Trust
(a trust drafted into a Will which places money left to a child under 18 in the care of trustees until the child is old enough to look after their gift)
Single Will: £0
Mirror Will: £0
 
Life Interest Will Trust
(a trust drafted into a Will which passes capital to nominated beneficiaries but allows someone to take the income from the capital while they need to)
Single Will: £130
Mirror Will: £195
 
Property Will Trust
(a trust drafted into a Will which passes property to nominated beneficiaries but allows someone to occupy the property while they need to)
Single Will: £130
Mirror Will: £195
 
Flexible Life Interest Will Trust
(a combined life interest Will trust and a property trust with trustees powers to convert to a 'Nil rate Band' Discretionary Trust)
Single Will: £250
Mirror Will: £375
 
 
Discretionary Will Trust
(a trust drafted into a Will which allows trustees to decide whom of a group of named beneficiaries can inherit, when, and by how much)
Single Will: £130
Mirror Will: £195
 
‘Nil Rate Band’ Discretionary Will Trust & 'IOU' Provision
(a trust drafted into a Will which maximises Inheritance Tax allowances and therefore minimises the amount of tax payable)
Single Will: £250
Mirror Will: £375
 
Severance of Joint Tenancy
(for assistance to change joint ownership of property to 'tenants in common' which enables the owners to gift their share of the property in their Will)
Price: £75

Lifetime Trusts

Lifetime Discretionary Will Trust & 'IOU' Provision
(a trust created during lifetime which moves assets out of the estate to avoid estate administration costs and also potentially care home fees)
Single Trust: £1,995
Twin Trusts (for couples): £2,995
(the above fees include; fees payable to solicitors (inc VAT) to draft trust document(s) and to transfer assets into trust and all ongoing trust management costs and a £120 fee for disbursements)

Document Storage

(safe storage of documents with a specialist document storage company in a tamper evident, waterproof envelope in an insured document archive with free access at any time)
A4 envelope: £25 per year
A3 envelope: £30 per year
(additional fee of £5pa if payments are not made by standing order)

Estate Administration

(dealing with someone's UK estate after their death)
Fixed fee: £500
Fee per utility dealt with: £50
Fee per asset collected: £75
Fee per payment to a beneficiary: £25
Free per debt paid: £75
Additional fee for estates greater
than inheritance tax threshold: £500
Estate fee: 0.6% of estate value
The above fees exclude costs & disbursements - an estimate of these will be given before we commence any estate administration work.

Miscellaneous Work

Any work not described above will be charged at an hourly rate of £95 per hour, minimum charge £95.